Oh, hi! It’s been forever, hasn’t it? One post at the beginning of last week and then… nothing. Sorry about that. 95% of my non-working time during the week has been spent cross stitching. (And the other 5% was taken up by shopping for food, cooking said food, emptying the dishwasher, laundry and other general chores. So now you know, whether you cared or not ;-)). Anyway, I can’t believe another whole month is over! June already. Soon we’ll be half way through 2017. *Sigh*
Well, today is the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time to link up with Kristin and Gretch and tell you what’s new with me. Shall we get started? Here’s what I have been doing in May.
Eating. Since discovering that you can only count one portion of any vegetable no matter how much you eat, I’ve been trying to vary our meals even more. So a lot of avocado, cherry tomatoes, peas and sweet potatoes have been consumed. Sometimes the same vegetables three days in a row – well, nobody said I couldn’t eat the same ones every day! Also, it’s been hot so we’ve barbecued a few times. Many sausages have been consumed in May!
Drinking. Smoothies because see above. I found a dragon fruit and ginger one that’s amazing – you can actually taste the ginger! Sadly my local supermarket doesn’t actually have it so I can only get it if I go to the one in town. And yes I know home-made smoothies would be way better for me, but I only have a stick blender and those are annoying for smoothies!
Watching. A film called Kajaki: The True Story (renamed Kilo Two Bravo in the US) about a group of soldiers in Afghanistan. Recommended by my dad, who is ex-army and said “In my top three of military films and by far the most accurately played by actors.” It’s a pretty intense film but recommended if you want to see a realistic portrayal of a real-life event. Oh, and the regiment concerned just happens to be the one my dad was in!
Reading. Nowhere near as much as usual! I managed to finish the Lying Game series and also read Alfie Bloom and the Secrets of Hexbridge Castle – book one in another series (I adored it. Reviews to follow – hopefully soon). Apart from that I continued reading Sophie’s World but still haven’t finished. Not long to go now though.
Seeing. An exhibition about robots in everyday life at the Vitra Design Museum. It was interesting and very well done. Lots of information! Jan enjoyed it too, so it wasn’t too boring for experts 🙂
Cross stitching. Lots more cards for post pals, and also a door hanging for an auction they’re running to raise money for their upcoming party. Here, have a picture of a card to liven this post up:
Buying. FAR too much stuff… I need to cut way down on my spending in June! Surprisingly few books though. Mostly I’ve been buying crafting materials and stickers. Most of the stickers are to send out with the cards for post pals, but some are for me to make cards with or to prettify envelopes.
Receiving. A dress that I bought last month. It’s got bees on it and it’s amazing! I’ve already worn it twice.
Laughing. At Ross Noble. We went to see his show Brain Dump last night so it just manages to sneak into May’s doings 😉
Making. Toblerone cheesecake – twice! Once for a friend who invited us to come round for a drink in his new flat and then for another friend for her birthday.
Going. To a sculpture path in Reinach. It’s fairytale themed and pretty cool!
Booking. A flight to the UK and accommodation for the first two nights of our stay there. Loads more to sort, but at least we’ll be able to get there 😉
I can’t think of anything else, so I’ll end here. If you want to know what’s new with everyone else or join the link up, click here.
How was your May?
10 thoughts on “Recent doings #18”
I’ve never had dragon fruit before, but that smoothie sounds delicious. I love anything with ginger in it 🙂 And your cross stitch is AMAZING!!! I need some tips 🙂
Thanks for linking up with us!
Dragon fruit doesn’t taste of much but the ginger is amazing!
It helps that the cross stitch designs are amazing. I just stitch them – the designers deserve the credit!
May was a whirlwind – over and done in the blink of an eye! Shew! I, too, spent way too much money in the month of May and need to put on the spending brakes in June. Have a great day!
Your cross stitch is so good! I wish I had the patience for that. That’s shocking news about the five a day – I think I might have known that but suppressed the information for being too upsetting. Ugh. I definitely need to eat more veg.
I just added Kilo Two Bravo to my Netflix list! I like movies like that and think more people need to watch them!
Would you share the Toblerone cheesecake recipe?
what! what is this about only counting a vegetable as one no matter how much you eat? bummer. i am not good about varying our meals. alfie bloom sounds good, i’ll have to check it out. it was you who recommended the incorrigible kids series right? i gobbled them up, crying that the last one isn’t out yet lol. Toblerone cheesecake?!!?!?! YUM. if i could make things, i would totally make that and eat it all in one sitting. no shame. thanks for linking up with us and very sorry about my late comment!
Yes, I recommended the Incorrigibles series. I’m glad you liked it! I can’t wait for the final one to come out…. aaaaaah, why isn’t it here yet??
Toblerone cheesecake sounds delicious! I love avocados and sweet potato. Carrots are a handy veg as you can chop them into tomato sauces. Smoothies are lovely too! Perfect in summer